Mt. Vernon is an alternative school with the capacity to serve ninety 6th through 8th grade mild to moderate at-risk students. Approximately 15 percent of these are identified as special education students receiving additional consultative and resource services.

Our mission is to provide all students an opportunity to succeed in character development and academics while becoming more responsible and productive citizens equipped for future challenges.

There are three programs on the Mt. Vernon campus that are each designed to address a variety of student needs.  The Mt. Vernon Middle School program for at-risk middle school students, the Boosters acceleration program, and the Bridges program for Kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Project Tomorrow SpeakUp Survey

Mt. Vernon is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, an online survey for teachers, parents, students and community supporters to provide input around learning, and specifically the use of technology in our school. We want to hear from you so we can provide our students with the best instruction possible. Please take a few moments to complete …

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North Carolina Association of School Administrators Essay Contest

The North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) is hosting an essay contest to help celebrate the 175th anniversary of the opening of the First public school in the state. Cash prizes will be awarded, and the 1st place winner will be honored at the 175th anniversary celebration January 20, 2015, in Reidsville, NC. If …

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Open House

Thanks to all families and staff who attended Open House Wednesday!  We had a great turnout and were so happy to spend quality time with our students and their families.

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7th Graders Visit Lake Raleigh

Seventh grade students enjoyed a science field trip focused on water sources, water quality, and ecosystems. We participated in World Water Monitoring Day by testing four different water factors at a local lake, including pH, temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen. We then shared this data on a website that compiles data from all over the …

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